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An Update...

On March 3rd, I legally changed my last name to Nova! I have experienced tremendous changes in my life during the last two years and I wanted a name to reflect the transformation, a name signifying light and rebirth. 
I like the Hebrew interpretation of my first name meaning "Song", and in Latin Nova meaning "New". Professionally I will continue to use My Brightest Diamond to indicate my band concept and then for my work as a singer and composer I will use my personal name. Now: Shara Nova!

To further embrace my next era, I've got a new gorgeous guitar that was made especially for me by the incredible Luke Jackson of Huron Guitars! This thing is a beauty and I can't wait to write more songs with her! Thank you, Luke!!! Much love to everyone. Here we go to the next blast of light!

- Shara

Photography Credit: Heather Nash

Photography Credit: Heather Nash

Fan Video for 'This Is My Hand'

Watch the the fan video for 'This Is My Hand' below:

Hi dear ones,

Two years ago, I wanted to make a dance record, but I didn't know how to make dance music. For lots of reasons, I had disassociated with my body and so when I started to write, I wanted to begin at the beginning, which was simply to make a list of my body parts, as a dance, a ritual, a reclaiming song. I wanted this song to be for our tribe, and so we asked you to jump on Instagram and create a ritual together with us, of what each word in that list meant to You and YOU DID IT!!! We have seen so many amazing pictures of what your love, your sex, your shadows, your eyes, your hate, your hands mean to you and we FINALLY HAVE A VIDEO! Thank you director Raphael Neal for putting this together for us!!!


Upcoming Show - Wanderlust Festival

California, we're not done with you yet!

On July 17th, catch Shara at #WanderlustFest in Squaw Valley.  (Plot twist: She's also conducting a 'How to Sing Better in the Shower' workshop before their set. Don't miss it!)

More information and tickets here!

NPR Music Premieres the new 'This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix)' Video

"This is Shara Worden singing a Whitman-esque song of herself, while illustrating the ways it's actually a song for all selves. It's a showing and telling of the cosmos contained in all bodies, separate but universal as they are."

NPR Music is premiering the new video for "This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix)" from the forthcoming EP "I Had Grown Wild", out May 19th. Watch it below and pre-order the new EP on iTunes to receive an instant download of the song.


New EP - 'I Had Grown Wild'

My Brightest Diamond will be releasing a brand new EP - I Had Grown Wild - on May 19th (May 18th in UK/Europe). Get an immediate download of bonus track 'This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix)' when you pre-order it now at iTunes, and stay tuned for forthcoming details on the limited vinyl edition


'I Had Grown Wild' EP
1) Ceci Est Ma Main (Groundlift Remix)
2) Say What
3) Bronze Head
4) Apparition 
5) This Is My Hand (Groundlift Remix) (bonus track)
6) Lover Killer (The Hood Internet Remix) (bonus track)

February European tour - Hand in Hand

Only one week until we're back in your lovely arms Europe! Come see the "Hand In Hand" tour with the amazing Tim Fite opening. Check out the beautiful drawing created for our tour...


See you soon!

Feb 08 Vera - Groningen, NL
Feb 09 Tivoli De Helling - Utrecht, Netherlands
Feb 11 Stereolux - Nantes, France
Feb 12 Aetonef - Lille, France
Feb 13 Gaite Lyrique - Paris, France
Feb 14 Festival Generiq - Dijon, France
Feb 15 Festival Generiq - Dijon, France
Feb 17 Salumeria Della Musica - Milan, Italy
Feb 18 Bogen F - Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19 Bad Bonn - Dudingen, Switzerland

Tix at


'Pressure' is Minnesota Public Radio The Current's song of the day! Head here for a free download of the tune:

... and for our friends in the Twin Cities, MBD is in town twice this month! First up, at American Public Media's Wits, and second, at the The Cedar Cultural Center. More info below, see you soon!

11/8 St. Paul, MN - Wits
11/17 Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar